Audrey

Ink, gouache, 6"x6"

Ok, I admit it: Audrey Hepburn and I were never on a “first name basis” and she never sat for me to draw.  That would be a big pretend.  Source material for this was a book of portrait photography and this particular photographer was Yousuf Karsh.  Here’s a quote of his that I especially love:

“There is a brief moment when all that there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit may be reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude.  This is the moment to record.  This is the elusive moment of truth.”

Brilliant.

2 comments
  1. Very well done; beautiful in fact! Brushstrokes, palette, treatment of the eyes, profile of the face and especially the nose, all in the space of 6″ square. Keep these great posts coming!

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